Tag Archives: Ireland

Ireland and modernity

University of Edinburgh Professor of History Enda Delaney will present “Out of Time: Ireland and Modernity” as part of the 2017 Thomas J. Flatley Irish Studies Lecture Series. His talk will take place Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Connolly House. … Continue reading

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Women and the 1916 Rising

Lucy McDiarmid,  author of At Home In The Revolution: What Women Said and Did in 1916, will present “Fairies, Rebels, and the Boundaries of the House in 1916” on Feb. 3 in the Fine Print Room of Burns Library. McDiarmid is the … Continue reading

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Roots of Gothic fiction

Jim Shanahan of Dublin City University will present “Suffering Rebellion: Ireland and the Roots of Gothic Fiction” on Nov. 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Connolly House on Hammond Street. Shanahan has published widely on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction, with particular emphasis on Irish historical … Continue reading

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Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland

Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2016) is a collection of essays that looks at the interrelated themes of Catholicism, violence and politics in the Irish context in the 19th and 20th centuries. Authored by Director of Irish … Continue reading

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Adoption, secrecy and love

Journalist and BC alumna Caitríona Palmer was born in Dublin in 1972 to an unwed mother. Raised by loving adoptive parents, she still was eager to track down her birth mother. When she was in her late 20s, she connected with her birth mother and … Continue reading

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Novelists and politicians

Boston College’s Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies James H. Murphy will present “Novelists and Politicians in 19th-Century Ireland” on Nov. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. Murphy is a leading scholar of 19th-century Ireland who has authored, or … Continue reading

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Intellectual origins of the Easter Rising

Dublin native Declan Kiberd, a leading international authority on the literature of Ireland, will present “Militarism or Modernism? Intellectual Origins of the Easter Rising, Dublin 1916,” on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Merkert Hall, Room 127. Kiberd is the author … Continue reading

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